YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Morrison Family YMCA

Soccer

 

 

Young soccer players are introduced to the fundamentals of the game in our Soccer Clinics and leagues. Players focus on good sportsmanship and are led by Y volunteers in drills and games that teach the basic offensive and defensive skills and positions of soccer. 

Program goals: Players will have fun while developing an appreciation for sports and physical activity. They will practice skills while learning sportsmanship and teamwork.

The YMCA believes that character development is an essential element of sports. Caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith are valued on and off the field.  In YMCA sports, everyone plays and everyone plays fair. We put safety first and emphasize positive competition. YMCA sports are for all and are played for fun.

Family involvement is encouraged. Parents become part of the Y community and enjoy supporting their children together at practices and games. Parents and friends can also be helpful as volunteer coaches, officials and timekeepers.
What we offer:
NEXT REGISTRATION:
Spring Registration Dates
Member: February 1
Program Participant: February 15
Fall Registration Dates
Member: June 1
Program Participant: June 15


CLINICS - 3 years

Trained staff lead players in games and drills designed to introduce fundamental skills required for soccer and encourage strong team play ability and good sportsmanship.
Location: Community House Middle School

 Member: $95*  Program Participant: $145*
Saturdays:
March 17-May 17
9:00 AM-9:45 AM
*Fees include t-shirt and medal.


Pre K SOCCER LEAGUE - 4-5 years

Pre K Soccer is an instructional and non-competitive league. We will focus on physical development, gross motor and social skills, while introducing basic soccer skills such as passing and kicking. These skills will be implemented through actual game play led by a YMCA staff person or coach. Parents are also encouraged to participate with their child. 
Location: Community House Middle School 
 
 Member: $95  Program Participant: $145
Saturdays:
March 22-May 17
10:00 AM-10:45 AM

Fields Diagram

SCHOOL-AGE LEAGUES - K-6th grades

Athletes focus on building soccer skills and good sportsmanship. Field size rules and rosters are adjusted to fit the age group. All ages have a one-hour weeknight practice and Saturday game.
Practice
: Mon.-Fri. (one hour per week) between 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: Morrison Family YMCA fields, MARS Soccer fields

K to 6th Grade:
 Member: $120*  Program Participant: $165*
League Dates: March 8-May 17
*Fees include jersey & socks.

MAR Soccer 
Fields Diagram


Parent Info: Coaches Info:
Practice will begin the week of: March 10
Games will begin: March 22
Fields Diagram 

End of Season Celebration: TBD

Coaches Meeting: March 5, 6:30 PM
(in the Thompson Family Community Room)
Volunteer Coaches Packet
Association Volunteer Handbook
MARsoccer

Visit our Coaches Corner for more resources and our sports philosophy!
Game Schedules
MAKE-UP SCHEDULE
PICTURE DAYSaturday, May 3

OUT OF SCHOOL TIME CLUBS - K-8th grades 

 
REC SOCCER: Young soccer players are introduced to the fundamentals of the game and focus on building soccer skills and good sportsmanship.

SOCCER TECHNICAL

: Athletes will have the opportunity to sharpen individual skills while focusing on the technical side of the game through advanced training. Our goal is to develop skills in the following areas:
- Individual Skills: Dribbling, passing, accuracy, tackling/defense, trapping/control, and heading.
- Natural Ability: Speed, stamina, reaction, strength, and coordination.
- Team Play: Field awareness, positioning, attitude, desire and hustle.
- WORK ETHIC!
For more information on these clubs, CLICK HERE!

SOCCER TECHNICAL TRAINING - 3rd-8th grades

Staffed by a licensed soccer coach, athletes will have the opportunity to sharpen individual skills while focusing on the technical side of the game through advanced training.
 

 March 8-May 17
 Member: $40  Program Participant: $50
Monday 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Wednesday
 Member: $60  Program Participant: $70
Monday & Wednesday 4:00 PM-5:00 PM


Learn more about volunteering with our sports program!  Interested in coaching? Already a coach? Visit our Coaches Corner for more resources and our Sports Philosophy! 
 
Sports Hotlines: For field conditions, rainout information and cancelations, please call
704 716 4676. To review our Inclement Weather Policy, click here.
           
Need to know more? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

To sponsor a team or for more information, please contact:
Morrison Sports
704 716 4628 
morrisonsports@ymcacharlotte.org  

YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.